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Carey Purcell is a New-York based reporter, author and theater critic. She writes about entertainment, pop culture, politics and current events from a feminist perspective.

Carey’s work has been published in The New York Times, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Politico, The Guardian, The Nation, American Theatre Magazine, Dame Magazine and numerous other publications. Read more.



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Published: How Cynthia Von Buhler Turned A Crowdfunded Party Into A Lavish ‘Illuminati Ball’

Originally published on View this story online Playwright Robert Anderson famously said, “You go into show business to make a killing, not a living.” But Cynthia von Buhler can say, quite literally, that she has done one by staging … Continue reading

Published: Sexism Is a Problem in the Polyamorous Community, Too

Originally published on View this story online The morning after a date, Hannah* woke up with what she described as “all the feelings.” She and Greg* had met the night before for scotch and cigars. She had dressed up … Continue reading

Published: Theater: Say Something Bunny! Re-Animates a Family’s Mysteries

Originally published on The Culture Trip View this story online  The everyday becomes enthralling in Say Something Bunny!, a surprising new show that discovers compelling mysteries where the most intrepid sleuths wouldn’t expect to find them. Created by husband-and-wife team Alison … Continue reading

Published: Hayley Mills Shows Her Party Face Off-Broadway

Originally published on The Culture Trip View this story online The definition of what constitutes a good party differs from person to person. For some, top-shelf liquor makes the night. For others, it’s the company and conversation. The adventurous gauge … Continue reading

Published: How A ‘Robin Hood’ Business Model Supports An Artistic Clubhouse In Tribeca

Originally published on View this story online Robin Sokoloff wears many hats: dancer, choreographer, lighting designer, construction worker, activist and producer are some of them. The founder and Executive Director of the artistic hub Loft227 recently signed a lease … Continue reading

Published: Was Natalie Portman Right to Call Out Golden Globes’ All-Male Directors?

Originally published on View this story online  FeatureflashSHM/REX/Shutterstock Natalie Portman is easily one of the more accomplished women in Hollywood, with many titles and honors to her name: Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA, to name just a few. But … Continue reading

Interview: Lesli Margherita Slays in the Raunchy Grinch Spin-Off Who’s Holiday!

Originally published in the Village Voice View this story online In Matthew Lombardo’s one-woman show Who’s Holiday! (directed by Carl Andress), Cindy Lou Who is all grown up — and she isn’t quite the adorable child you remember from Dr. Seuss’s classic How the … Continue reading

Published: A Ranking of Hallmark’s Most Iconic Holiday Movies Based on How Problematic They Are

Originally published on View this story online Look at any given Hallmark holiday movie poster, and you’ll see the same thing: a woman dressed in an unbuttoned winter coat with a flowing scarf loosely draped around her neck. Her … Continue reading